Scandal Analysis: Edison & Olivia
These two had two of the most shocking scenes in Scandal episode 211. They went from Edison basically referring to Olivia as “A Criminal, A Whore, An Idiot and Liar” to a surprise proposal. Shut. The. Front. Door.
I literally mean it. Edison in spite of that hurtful accusation still loved Olivia to the point of wanting to put a ring on it. Olivia, shut and lock the front door already! Problem solved!
While Olivia and Gladiators are trying to understand why Edison is STILL hanging around, Fitz gave Mellie his wish – a divorce. You already read that spoiler from Bellamy Young that Mellie is going to down fighting and “divorce is not an option.” You already know from that episode 212 promo trailer, Mellie went into labor.
And I quote
Bellamy: To see him transformed by his true love for Olivia (Kerry Washington) is like a knife in the gut, and it’s bringing out the absolute worst in Mellie,” the actress said, and later emphasized that the first lady isn’t about to give up on her marriage. “Mellie will go down fighting!”
So this is why Shonda and the writers had Edison sticking around and why Fitz is still married, they wanted to make our heads spin faster than before?? Is it not enough that we are going to experience Mellie’s rage, Mellie going into labor, a divorce, a proposal from the wrong guy? Then we want us to wait two weeks to get answers? Shut. The. Front Door. (Gladiators I trust where they are taking us. Just be prepare for the wild ride.)
Then we see this photo of Olivia holding up Edison’s engagement ring. It just got real. Yeah I know I say that a lot but get used to it. It just got real. That’s the beauty of being apart of the Scandal world.
I see Edison doing this engagement move because Olivia has the tendency to make heads spin (ask Fitz for reasons). We all had that one person in our life who does not understand nor cannot catch a clue.
Why does Edison still feels he needs to be with Olivia? How many times must Olivia dismiss this man seriously? Edison should be running. Edison should be gone by now. What is the writers of Scandal setting him for? He’s already a pesky thorn in Olivia’s world. Is he sticking around to add another complexity layer to the Olivia and Fitz relationship that Shonda has already stated is the central focus of the show?
No one wants to talk about how Edison’s apology to Olivia mirrors Mellie’s apology to Olivia in that elevator scene? Edison apologized to Olivia because he thought he was wrong about Olivia having a relationship with Fitz and for being sexist. (Edison, you’re still in the dark. You were right the first time.)
212 seems that Olivia is going to have to decide between “Can’t Catch a Clue” Edison or the “love of her life” Fitz. Talk about being between a hard place and a rock. Chinese walls, be damned, ya’ll!
A Criminal, A Whore, An Idiot & A Liar Read down from Olivia to Edison
Five - That is sexist and insulting. You’d never suggest Scooter Libby was screwing Dick Cheney.
Four - The lengths you’re going to try to twist this into a conspiracy are cause for concern.
You should speak to someone about that.
Three - The President is awake and talking and the suggestion that he isn’t - is political crap that I thought you had enough integrity to rise above.
Two - In the past three minutes you’ve called me a criminal, a whore, and idiot, and a liar so this is pretty much the last time we’ll be speaking!
So one - who I am or am not screwing, what I am or am not doing is no longer any of your damn business!
I love you. I’m in love with you. I don’t care who you’ve done. What you’ve done. I don’t care. And if you will have me, I would very much like to marry you.
Why Edison, why? Is Edison proposing to Olivia out of love or out of guilt for that damning accusation and or for picking his career above all?
Gladiators I must remind you that the LONG road to Olivia and Fitz being together is going to a bumpy ride. Can Fitz become a divorced president and still be with Olivia? Will Scandal take it to that level?
Sound off Gladiators!